Sanctum in Arnhem

2006_06_sanctum.jpgClub Le Moulin Noir is a fairly new party in Arnhem. On June 30 they had invited bands for the first time: Tausendschoen & Sanctum.
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The Sound of Adrian Borland

2006_06_flyer_borland_tribute.jpgParadiso, June 4th 2006.
Recently I visited the tribute concert ‘The Sound of Adrian Borland’ at Amsterdam’s Paradiso. The name Adrian Borland always makes me think of that concert in the early 90’s.
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Current 93 – Berlin 2006

c93_aobadge.gif Current 93, Baby Dee and Pantaleimon at the Volksbühne, Berlin.
“To attend at a concert of Current 93 may not be a good idea if you are not of a pure heart or if you are missing someone special. Nevertheless, I did.” A highly personal account…
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Current 93 – Antwerp 2006

c93_antwerp.gif Recently I had the privilege to attend two Current 93 concerts. Since they don’t often play nearby and because it was announced that this was their first and last European tour, I decided to visit both of their Belgian gigs. The location of both nights was the small cultural centre Luchtbal, situated in a somewhat remote suburb of Antwerp.
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H.E.R.R. Tour Diary

flyer triumvirat festivalA highly personal report about the experiences of various members from HERR, who travelled to Switzerland to perform at the Triumvirat Festival in Yverdon-Les-Bains (15-16 April 2006).
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Chantier Musical festival

chantierfestival.jpgLe Chantier, Paris
5-6-7-8 mai 2006

Last week the first Chantier Musical festival took place in Paris. The people of Gae Bolg, in collaboration with the Cynfeirdd label, organized the event. In advance the line-up already looked impressive, with many acts I never saw live. Le Chantier Musical proved indeed to be a unique experience, which I will not forget quickly.
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Depeche Mode – Touring The Angel

dm_touring.gif Ahoy, Rotterdam (NL).
Sunday March 26th, 2006.

For the first time in 13 years Depeche Mode returned to the Netherlands. And the audience just couldn’t get enough.
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IRM + Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio

flyer_irmordo.jpgGoudvishal, Arnhem. February 18, 2006.

The small but cosy & dark Goudvishal was the venue for two notable slices of Cold Meat. Other than being Swedish and sharing the same label, there do not seem to be many similarities in the music of IRM and Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio.
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Editors live

Seen: 21 February 2006, Effenaar, Eindhoven.

editors_band.jpg Of all the fashionable retro guitar wave acts, Editors is one of the most attractive to me. The band also convinced me on stage this week.
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M’era Luna festival 2005

A report by Ikecht about the M’era Luna festival, which was held on 13 and 14 August 2005 in Hildesheim, Germany..
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Summer Darkness 2005

Estampie Spiritual Front
I attended only a small part of this year’s Summer Darkness festival, mainly on Friday. There was a nice opening concert by Estampie in the mighty Dom Church. As always they were excellent musicians, and the atmosphere and acoustics of the church were very suited for their traditional medieval music. In Ekko there was a special Cold Meat Industry evening.
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HEX with Echo West

HEX with live: Echo West and Solitude FX.
18 June 2005, OCCI, Amsterdam.
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The Protagonist + more

Olen`k W2, Den Bosch (NL)
June 11th, 2005

“Unknown Pleasure dark ambient special” with live: H.E.R.R. / Des Esseintes / Olen’k / The Protagonist
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Dernière Volonté and more

LVC, Leiden (NL)
May 28th, 2005.
Live: Co.Caspar, Tribe of Circle and Dernière Volonté.
Organisation: La La Land
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Wave Gotik Treffen 2005

13 – 16 May 2005, Leipzig (Germany), various locations.
WGT 2005 ticket My memory does not always serve me well, but I guess this was my fifth visit to the Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig since my first time in 1998. The yearly Easter festival, which has organically grown into a major gothic event, was already held for the fourteenth time. Around 20.000 people from all over the world made the journey to eastern Germany to see around 170 bands and acts at approx. 20 different locations. Of course they were way too many bands that I wanted to see playing at the same time, but still I managed to attend about 20 concerts.Thursday was our day of arrival. We settled down at our hotel (I’ve never been much of an outdoor camping type), picked up the festival tickets, had dinner with our fellow Dutch travellers and made a long walk to feel the vibe of the city again. We were ready for the festival…
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Einstuerzende Neubauten

NeubautenParadiso, Amsterdam
4 April 2005

The Einstuerzende Neubauten already exist for 25 years now. To celebrate this anniversary, the Berlin avantgarde industrial act embarked on a new tour. They played amongst others in Amsterdam’s Paradiso, where they did a great show.
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Dead Can Dance

Nederlands Congres Centrum (NCC), PWA Zaal, The Hague
12 March 2005

Dead Can Dance poster Dead Dan Dance is of course a legendary band, and high on my wishlist of bands to see live. From various people I heard euphoric comments about how good Brendan Perry are Lisa Gerrard are on stage. The fact that they split up in 1998 made it unlikely that I would ever get a chance to see Dead Can Dance perform. I only attended a Brendan Perry solo concert once in Amsterdam. But suddenly, a few months ago, it was announced that Perry and Gerrard would go on the road again, with a new band of musicans. I was not the only one craving to see them live, because the 13-date European tour was quickly sold out. It will be followed by a North American tour.
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Carpe Noctem Festival II

Carpe Noctem II Theatrium, Mechelen (Belgium)
22 January 2005

Volksweerbaarheid, Dead Man’s Hill, Predella Avant,
Sanctum, Allerseelen.
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GOR + Pinkruby

Flyer Silent Night
Friday 24 December 2004
Unknown Pleasure – Silent Night edition

live: GOR (Francesco Banchini) + Pinknruby
W2, Den Bosch (NL)
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Belgian Independent Music Festival 2004

18 December 2004
Hof ter Lo, Antwerp (Belgium)

Sonar, Ah-Cama Sotz, Parade Ground,
Trisomie 21, Portion Control, Aroma di Amore…
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